Tanishka Kachru is an Associate Senior Faculty in Communication Design at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Her practice includes curation and cultural communication produced from archives and living heritage. Tanishka Kachru's research interests are in the areas of design histories from postcolonial perspectives; digital heritage interpretation and discourses of heritage in smart cities.
She curated the Nakashima at NID exhibition 2016, on the life and work of Japanese-American craftsman George Nakashima, and is co-editor of the accompanying exhibition catalogue. She is co-curator with Neelima Hasija of Centre and Beyond, an ongoing exhibition that presents fifty years of ceramic and glass design at NID, as well as The Scholarly Work of Haku Shah: Votive Terracotta of India, exhibitions produced in February-March 2018. Kachru has earned an MA in History of Design and the Decorative Arts from Parsons School of Design, New York 2001 and a Bachelor degree in Architecture from the University of Bombay 1997.